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-span. >> president obama's use of power related to the health care law. immigration policies and drug laws. coverage ofour live the hearing starting at 10:00 c-span 2.rn on are you walk in, there tables in front with lots of pamphlets, prior to entering the gun show. temperature pamphlet is how the take ment is trying to away the right to own guns, obama is doing that and obama is that and obama care is awful. talk to them. they said, who are you? i'm an academic, a researcher. research about these organizations and ideas. i study men who believe this stuff. and a bunch of them said -- they looked at me suspiciously and and i said, tions look here's what i am. don't get it. but here's my job. i want to understand how you see the world. i want to understand your world view. you will not convince me. you.l not convince that's the table. i want to understand why you think the way you do. downward mobility, racial and gender equality. "angry white men," sunday night 9:00 on "after words" part of c-span 2. > vice president biden is in asia this week. his trip comes eight days after would required it all
. there was a conference call with the obama care team and reporters a few hours ago. the hot issue, not how the website was working but how many people are getting the coverage they think they have signed up for. today the administration was pressed on thisful there was a key moment in the call when a reporter tried to get a federal agency to come clean on how many errors they are. the errors are leading to misinformation going to the insurance companies not knowing the identity of many of those who think they have signed up, but, in fact, haven't signed up. the forms are called 834s. listen. >> as the work continues, as we validate numbers and transactions with them, value day to day the assessment of the fixes that have been put in place, we'll definitely report back to you on that progress. and on the numbers over time. >> i plan to report on progress as we have the information. >> right. but i'm asking specifically about errors in the 834s. will you give us a metric measure of how many 834s the errors are affecting? >> it's the same information, sara. as soon as i can validate numbers we'll report
what do you see as the difference between how the bush administration and the obama administration approach the war on terror. >> right. , i mean, i think first of all it's great to be with you here on c-span and booktv. the bush with administration, i don't want to understate how atrocious i think that period was in american foreign policy. it really was like murder incorporated. the destruction of iraq, the creation of the cia black sites, the idea that the geneva convention was -- [inaudible] the abu ghraib torture, using guantanamo, you could go on and on in characterizing it. so i don't want to get into a thing about is obama worse than bush. i covered those wars, i know what happened. under president obama i think what we have is someone who has sort of rebranded some of the more egregious aspects of the bush-cheney counterterror apparatus and i think has convinced himself that they're waging a smarter war. so they're relying on the drones much more than the bush administration did, using small team of coovert operators to conduct either kill or capture, and because guantanam
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obama has met with ji twice since he took offi office. in an effort to contain the iranian and north korean nuclear programs, the u.s. has gained some limited cooperation by beijing, but by most accounts china over the last five years has only grown boulder in its human rights abuses, international property theft, territorial aggression and warfare. >> so you think that china is in some cases, and correct me if i'm wrong with the word, is somehow looking for a fight here? >> i think they are taking actions that will inevitably lead to that. i don't think he wants a war because he would rather prevail without fighting but he's doing things that are inevitably pushing the region to that. >> reporter: china scholars are divided over whether he has consolidated control over the party. those who believe that he hasn't yet managed to do so attribute china's bell cause tee to win over the hard liners in his own ranks. >>> back here at home, listening in to the beginning of what would become one of the worst school shootings in the nation's history. recordings of the 911 calls from last year
of politico magazine. washington journal is next. >> president obama launches a push forc-relations healthcare.gov. republicans will continue to law,tigate the health care holding for hearings today on its rollout. the white house is coming under pressure to hold someone under accountable for the failures. republicans, (202) 585-3881. democrats, (202) 585-3880. all others, (202) 585-3882. let me begin with the new york times story this morning, considering which heads may roll for the website. the white house is under mounting pressure from democrats and close allies to hold a accountable person botched rollout of president obama's signature domestic achievement and determine who should be fired. some of those names are familiar to you have have been watching the hearings on capitol hill as some of them have testified about what went wrong with the rollout and to knew what and when there would be problems. we will go outside of washington. we have for the calls inside the beltway. think? you according to the new york times, the president is under mounting pressure from dem
the nobel peace price for the man who once was his oppressor. president barack obama spoke about mandela shortly after the world received the munews. >> he achieved more than expected from any man. he's gone home. we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> senior foreign affairs correspondent greg is now with a look back at his life. >> nelson plmandela was a symbo of struggle. he was the sign one brave man can make a difference. >> never again shall it be that this beautiful land will have oppression of one by another. >> the south africa youth was marked by the oppression of blacks by the government system. as a young black lawyer unusual in those days he favored peaceful protest. a clash in 1960 changed all that. dozens of unarmed protestors were killed by white police. >> many people who feel that it is useless for us to continue talking peace and non violence. >> mandela led a campaign of violent sabotage with the now banned african nation
that the obama care website for small businesses would not be ready for december first. kept it all a secret. the bombshell revelation includes this e-mail. i've escalated your concerns regarding the shop employee application not being completed until 10/13/15. if this is late we have to announce we are late with a deliverrable which means the secretary will have to announce. here is the reaction from the house energy and commerce chair. we see more and more evidence that the administration and the signature health care law. the announcement only came last week. what do you make of the bombshell revelations? >> these e-mails show pattern that has been happening throughout the obama care scandal at this point. this goes back to may that there were problems and delays tests thinking missed and major contracts that hadn't been let out and more that there wasn't anyone really in charge. so this administration the white house was so determined to come out with this obama care on october 1st regardless of these problems. >> as each new revelation comes out. let me ask you this, does it make it a b
. >>> top maryland official in charge of obama exchange, did you hear this? reportedly resigning now. that would be the first official to leave a job since the troubled rollout of the health care law. national correspondent live in washington. steve, what do you hear about this one? >> jamie, it's not only that federal obama care website you hear so much about that had its difficulties, the state as well. rebecca pierce in charge of the troubled website run by the state of maryland resigned friday. according to our baltimore affiliates, some lawmakers are hinting she was forced out. the maryland website signed up just over 3,000 people by november 23rd and only 700 more people one week later. the goal by the end of march is 150,000. lieutenant governor saying things clearly did not go as planned. >> everyone involved in launching the exchange is responsible and that includes me. >> meantime republicans continue to point out the shortcomings of obama care. here is rand paul. >> we're for competition. we're for selling insurance across state lines. above all we're for driving premiums
to medicare payments to doctors. live coverage of the house when members return on c-span. president obama is headed to south africa to attend a moral service for nelson mandela. he is joined on air force one by first lady michelle as well as george w. bush and hillary clinton. jimmy carter plans to join the group. nelson mandela will be very december 15 following a state funeral in his hometown. >> the wireline world is the central circulatory system of our economy. it is the veins and the arteries that can act what is now the information economy in the u.s.. we are seeing data traffic increase at the rate of 40% per year. it is wireline networks that connect all forms of communications, what are they exhibit -- whether they originate in a wireline or wireless environment. future of the communications industry, with u.s. telecom head walter mccormick. tonight on "the communicators," at 8:00 eastern on c-span2. >> i got upset with the president. the, at my mental health first few meetings. then they never showed up. housewalking in the white and i met this woman, one of the press people. ,
liberal democrats and obama certainly and that led to another pledge. >> to be of service to barack obama. >> i pledged to be of service to our presidents. >> and all mankind. together became and. john: dunne guess we can campaign. my book is titled "no they can't." i have a problem they say yes we can meaning individuals but president and obama of the means government and that is a dangerous idea. and you are not allowed to say things like that in hollywood. >> not allowed to disagree with hollywood. it is mind-boggling that things that come out of people's mouths they pushing employers did everything they push for does not have the fact on them. i have calledith the big names i say you can afford to be a socialist you are worth $100 billion. john: y said that? [laughter] to george clooney. >> he ys raise taxes. >> to drive a toyota petraeus to the ms -- jemmies but they have a private airplane and iish i had a private airplane. >> many advoce to raise taxes but well-connected celebrities are quick to use your tax dodges. >> owning acres of land in new jersey but pays only $100 of state
and other issues that are affecting president obama's credibility and his legacy. later we will continue our later we will continue our health care discussion with cq roll call reporter emily etheredge. we will be right back. >> social media is an old idea. long and rich tradition and social media that goes back to the era of cicero, the late roman republic's in the first century bc. you don't need a digital network to do social media. if you have one it goes faster, but you can do it in the old days. cicero did it with the pyrus yrus rolls.th pap there have been many other examples that have occurred throughout history. martin luther and his use of pamphlets. tom payne and his pamphlet common sense. the way the pamphlets were used more broadly in the run-up to the french and american revolution. first 2000 years of social media tonight on c-span two. >> vice president ford was sworn in as president of the united states. this is the dress that mrs. ford was wearing at the swearing-in ceremony. she was less than excited about becoming first lady, but president ford encouraged her, saying we c
but that makes him very unusual.@ overwhelmingly days of four liberal democrats and obama certainly and that led to another pledge. >> to be of service to barack obama. >> i pledged to be of service to our presidents. >> and all mankind. together became and. john: dunne guess we can campaign. my book is titled "no they can't." i have a problemhey say yes we can meaning individuals but president and obama of the means government and that is a dangerous idea. and you areot allowed to say things like that in hollywood. >> not allowed to disagree with hollywood. it is mind-boggling that things that come out of people's mouths they pushing employers did everything ey push for does not have the fact on them. i have called with the big names i say you can afford to be a socialist you are worth $100 billion. john: you said that? [laughter] to george clooney. >> he says raise taxes. >> to drive a toyota petraeus to the m -- jemmies but they have a private airplane and i wish i had a private airplane. >> many advocate to rse taxes but well-connected celebrities are quick to use your tax dodges. >>wning ac
, and barack obama said it time and again. >> the core of al qaeda is on the path to defeat. our nation is cure, and our homeland is safer. >> two important members of congress in a position to know, including a democratic ally of the president don't agree with him. i'm pleased to be joined by jane harman, a former democratic congress woman who served on department of homeland security commit he is and is director, president of the woodrow wilson international centre for scholars. great to have you with us. let's start with barack obama. he said on 9/11 that we are safer because we decimated al qaeda's core leadership. on sunday senator fienstein said something different. >> i think worldwide is up worldwide. statistics indicate that. fatalities are up. numbers are way up. there are new bombs, very big bombs, trucks ri enforced, bombs through mag ni tom eters. the bomb-makers are alive. there's more groups than ever and huge mal-esso lens. >> who is write, president obama or senator fienstein? >> they are both right. and i'm not kidding. let me say first it's a pleasure to be an al jazeera amer
] ♪ >> was president obama at the saban forum in d.c. some of the at remarks via satellite. ladies and gentlemen, our best efforts to reach peaceinian and isreali will come to nothing if iran succeeds in building bombs. a nuclear armed iran would give greater backing to the terrorist elements in the region. it would undermine the chances of arriving at negotiated peace. it would undermine peace agreements that we have reached with two neighbors. iran'says ago, representative to the u.n. reiterated that regime's refusal to even recognize israel dared this came after the role of iran refused to israel as a rabid dog and i were the of being called human -- and they called is not worthy of being called him and. -- human. israel anhey called illegitimate and regime. remarks arek these a simple matter of sticks and it is justy said, talk, but talk has consequences. we have learned that in history, especially when the regime that makes these statements is building the capability to carry it out. the same regime that supplies terrorist groups with thousands of rockets, rockets that are citizens thatli are in
'll hear about the relationship between president obama's cabinet and his closest ally. the cover story in the new "politico" magazine. susan is the editor and editor in chief john harris are with us today to talk about it. let me begin with you. why did you decide to launch a magazine? >> "politico" -- first i thank you. i'm happy to be here to talk about the project. everyone is very excited about the content and we're excited about susan the distinguished career as washington editor. we're excited to have her on the team. the reason we launched the mag diseent consistent with the larger mission. "politico" is about to turn 7 years old. we've had as our mission for sometime we want to be washington's dominant news room for coverage of national politics and policy making here in washington we want to be the dominant player in that. it's a vigorous competition day in day out. in order win the competition we need to do a lot of things well. historically when "politico" got started back then when we were an organ
the obama care website? dr. sanjay gupta is here to explain how health insurance alone could make people actually even less healthy if they're not taking care of themselves. >>> an american veteran of the korean war apologizing from inside north korea, where he's now being detained. was his confession of crimes coerced? stay with us. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. life could be hectic. as a working mom of two young boys angie's list saves me a lot of time. after reading all the reviews i know i'm making the right choice. online or on the phone, we help you hire right the first time. with
get their hands on it, they tell us it could mean big trouble. as if the obama care website hasn't had enough problems already, now word of hackers hitting the site. plus what we now know about how many people are actually using the website healthcare.gov. and true blood's i'll see the werewolf live right here on the fox news desk. i'll ask him about suki and whatever they have going on. i'll ask him if he drank the v. i'll ask him about his struggles with alcohol 11 years ago and some more things. and how he went from homeless to, well, i don't know a pin-up guy. so let's get to it. >>> good wednesday afternoon to you and yours. first from the fox news desk just-released 911 calls capture a mix of chaos and calm professionalism as a gunman opened fire at sandy hook elementary school and murdered children and teachers one by one. fox news will not be airing the most gut-wrenching moments from those calls. we'll get to more of that. they depict the horrors of that day nearly a year ago when police say adam lanza shot his way through the school in connecticut. adults who heard the gunsho
minutes those business owners go "on the record." plus, president obama claims republicans don't have solutions. they say that's not true. they were out swinging in the ways and means committee hearing today. >> mr. president, here we are, we have got a better idea. so give me a call. we have asked, haven't heard a word. so my phone number in the office 225-4510. >> well, the president says republicans don't have ideas. is that true? house majority leader eric cantor joins us. good evening, sir. >> greta, good to be with you. >> okay. so, do you have ideas? >> absolutely. and the president knows we have ideas. in fact, we go back to 2009 when the obamacare law was passed, all the republicans in the end voted against that bill but we voted for our alternative. in fact, the alternative that we had was even enjoyed a congressional budget office score which said that our plan would actually lower the cost of premiums unlike obamacare. >> why is the president saying that? he said yesterday in his speech. he says you have no ideas. you have no alternatives. why is he saying that to you? >>
happened on the night to temper eleven points while president obama and his administration has been criticized for being out of time it took them to acknowledge the fact that islamic militants stormed the diplomatic contacts and for their reluctance to use the word terrorists. the guys he came as a major blow to the credibility of obama and his potential successors then secretary of state hillary clinton. in an interview aired in late november obama says he thinks the us will have a female president in the near future. there's much speculation that hillary clinton who unsuccessfully ran against obama in twenty oh eight might be looking into another run. the former first lady new york senator top the polls on who is set to become her party chores twenty six in rates in god see one of the biggest u s national security and intelligence failures in many years under her supervision as secretary of state's comment on your bed where she compare that with the murders of americans two guys out for a walk one nights has been widely criticized i. deputy prime minister in the lake and staunche
, 19 hours and no exits that don't involve parachutes. president obama, former president bush together on a marathon flight to south africa aboard air force one. what could the hang time mean for their personal relationship? >>> plus, anderson cooper caught up with u2 front man bono as he arrives in south africa to say good-bye to his friend nelson mandela. stay with us. my customers can shop around-- see who does good work and compare costs. it doesn't usually work that way with health care. but with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment options and estimates for how much i'll pay. that helps me, and my guys, make better decisions. i don't like guesses with my business, and definitely not with our health. innovations that work for you. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. just by talking to a helmet. it grabbed the patient's record before we even picked him up. it found out the doctor we needed was at st. anne's. wiggle your toes. [ driver ] and it got his okay on treatment from miles away. it even pulled strings with the stoplights. my ambulan
announced that the president and mr. obama -- and mrs. obama will be joined by presidents carter, clinton, and george w. bush honoring nelson mandela. we're going to begin with your comments and calls on a recent survey. a pew research study indicating power has declined. join in on the conversation, the lines -- you can join us on our social media, send us a tweet or send us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org . or join us on facebook. let's begin with a look at some of the newspapers. front page of "the washington post" has a scene from johannesburg. nelson mandela began the journey from tribal air to revolutionary icon. this from inside "the new york times," -- details from inside "the new york times." there is a new poll we want to draw your attention to. it essentially looks at the role we play in the world. here are some of the details -- support for u.s. global engagement is already nearing historic low and has fallen further. the public thinks that the nation does too much to solve world problems, and increasing percentages want the u.s. to "mind its own business internationally" and pa
are considering when it comes to labeling the foods for consumers. president obama and secretary of state john kerry will address issues concerning the middle east at the brookings institution. look to c-span for information. journal andeet others say patty murray wants to include an extension of unemployment benefits in the deal being hashed out by republican conferees. unemployment now at seven percent. jobs were over 200,000 created in november. the decline of optimism, some economists say. we want to get your thoughts on the unemployment number and if you are optimistic about the job market. if you are under 30 -- reach out to us on social media, @cspanwj is how you do that on twitter. journal@c-span.org is our email. to read you the headline from "the pittsburgh post-gazette post quote -- -- post-gazette" -- optimism is the subject of today's opinion pages of "the wall street journal:." again, your thoughts on the economy, especially in light of these new numbers, with the federal unemployment rate at seven percent. in.ere is how you can call we divided the lines differently. if you are u
. that is how the main obama care website fixer upper described the difference between healthcare.gov now and when it launched back on october 1st. jeff saying in a conference call on sunday the website now works smoothly for the vast majority of users. >> after clearinging through fewer than a hundred bucks through the month of october, the speed has more than tripled with more than 400 bugs fiched and eliminating critical glitches and making experience to the consumer experience better throughout the site. >> the administration says the obama care site can handle as many as 50,000 concurrent users and 800,000 consumer visits during the day. >>> they say the terror threat in the united states is growing. democratic senator dianne feinstein and mike rogers share that view. both said changing tactics and improving weapons make it harder right now to warn the war on terror. >> are we safer now than we were a year ago, two years ago in general? >> i don't think so. i think terror is up worldwide. the statistics indicate that. the fatalities are way up. the numbers are way up. there are new b
is he doing behind bars? obama. president barack now is fighting back on health care. he is trying to rally support for his signature health care law after the messy launch of his website. his approval ratings have plummeted since the botched rollout of the affordable care act. the legislation, also known as obamacare, is trying to provide health care for the 15% of the americans without health insurance. claim they have already benefited from obamacare. plaguedwebsite launch by technical problems, on tuesday the american president was at pains to give his affordable care act a clean bill of health. >> noun the website -- now the website is working for the vast majority. we want to ensure folks folks -- folks focus on what is at stake here, which is the capacity for you or your family's to be able to have the security of decent health insurance at a reasonable cost. >> launched on october 1, healthcare.gov was designed to allow people to shop for insurance policies to provide medical coverage for millions of uninsured. problems host of emerge. insurers said many application forms w
to half-staff. president obama spoke of the man who inspired him. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> reporter: and former presidents clinton, bush and carter united to mourn the leader, in cities across the nation, people coming together to honor the man who has become a global symbol for justice and humanity, a touching tribute lights a marquee at the legendary apollo theater in harlem where nelson mandela visited to his first trip to the u.s. in 1990. >> he came to the state office building, drew about 200,000 people out here that day. and those struggles that we have here in the united states, he was very familiar with and they were going through the same in south africa. >> reporter: news of his death traveled swiftly around the world. prince william and kate middleton heard the news while attending the premiere of the film "mandela: long walk to freedom." >> we are reminded how extraordinary nelson mandela was. >> reporter:
. >>> the white house declares victory fixing the obama care website. >> what caused the crash that killed the actor paul walker. >>> and what amazon.com learns about drone delivery. >> first we look at your world in 90 seconds. >> people were screaming. >> i thought i'm going to die. >> federal investigators look into the deadly derailment in new york city. >> at least four people were killed after the commuter train jumped the tracks as it rounded the curve yesterday morning. >> we're eager to hear the results of the investigation whatever it is. >> the white house says the newly launched website has made progress from the disastrous begins. >> they've taken the step to come back. >> amazon.com or ebay. >> the government rejected political trade deals with the european union. >> freezing rain in massachusetts causes a huge pile up. more than 70 cars and three tractor trailers crashed on the interstate. >> i knew i was going to hit somebody or something. >> the passenger on board may have tuberculosis. >> online sales could reach $2 billion. >> you look lovely. a
people were killed. right now, the white house is giving the new and improved obama care website some positive reviews. the obama administration says the healthcare.gov site is running smoothly for the vast majority of users. >>> and right now, president obama is getting ready for a speech marking world aids day. activists are calling for more money to combat hiv and aids. the president's remarks live this hour. >>> hello, i'm wolf blitzer in washington. estart with a deadly commuter train crash in new york city. this morning had, crews started picking up derailed cars and putting some of them back on track. investigates are are poring over the wreckage to try to figure out how the train crashed. four people died, 67 others injured. one of the survivors spoke on cnn's "new day" this morning describing how she rode out the wreck. >> i wound up going kind of up one side and then just rode into where i was technically on the ceiling. and when it landed, i fell to the side where the windows had been smashed out into the ground. all of those windows had broken through, gravel and glass, bi
he call with president barack obama. the first time contact was made with an american leader in decades. he uses soak social media to congratulate sports teams. we are hoping to ensure equal opportunity. we have a public relations trainer and consultant who has been to iran for a pr conference. joining us now live, do you think it's what you said and others said at this conference that got the message through to the president that the times are a changing. >> i think it's something that the president was all right -- g if you look at what has been happening over the last few months. there is an increasing presence of his profile. it's aimed at a global audience as opposed to a domestic audience. what happens when people poke fun at someone modernizing when it doesn't suit them. i speak of putin taking his shifshirt off and flexing his p. and everyone says yeah, yeah, yeah fnlt. >> it's easier to poke fun at that if it was not genuine. but the president does genuine i will go hiking and putin is a genuine man of action i think that works better than when political leaders pret
to president obama today, in the wake of revelationshat the government collects personal data from their networks. we'll hear from microsoft, on what's driving the companies' concerns, right after the news summary. an icy, snowy mix made its way into new england today after leaving a messy trail in its wake. ice brought down power lines from texas to tennessee to virginia, and commuters faced hazardous driving this morning. air travel was also a big problem, with another 1,600 flights canceled today. people were stranded all over the country. >> last night the lines for customer service, you couldn't see the end of them. and they were handing out pieces of paper saying call this number. you call the number and all circuits busy. it was just a nightmare. >> ifill: in all, there've been 6,100 flights canceled nationwide since saturday and hundreds more delayed. eight northeast and mid-atlantic states asked today for new federal curbs on air pollution created by their neighbors. they want nine southern and midwestern states to regulate power plant emissions that are carried northeast
. on the one hand, president obama ordered the military to fly b-52 bombers, they were arty planning -- already planning to go through there, but he went through with it to signify that they do not recognize it. it is a problem that unlike , japan and the republic of south korea, the obama administration has had a different position in terms of civilian airliners going over that. the problem with the air defense zone that china has asserted is it goes far beyond the normal practice. normally when a civilian airliner goes over in the air defense identification zone, they'll have to collaborate with , in this case, china, if they are in the sovereign territory. if you are landing, china says you have to come through. i personally agree with japan and the republic of korea that china needs to roll back the air defense identification zone over the east china sea. host: how would you grade or rate secretary kerry on how he is administering it? guest: a couple of caveats -- i'm always uncomfortable with grades. they can be kind of flippant. any tech -- any secretary of state, republican and democrat,
, "we are not there to be bitten, not the tongue", and he never did. >> u.s. president barack obama has been defending his flag ship health care law. there has been problems with the website allowing people to buy medical insurance. as a result his personal approval ratings plummeted. obama says the affordable care act will be worth it. >> the u.s. city of detroit has been given the go ahead. it's a blow to trade unions who travel the decision, which paves the way to spending cuts. it's an attempt to pay off some of the $18 billion debt. >> india is refusing to bundle on food subsidies as negotiations to finalise a trade deal continues as a world trade organization summit in indonesia. hundreds of protesters held demonstrations outside the conference in bali, angry that a deal could lead to the elimination of subsidies. >> south korea's president opened an international fund to help those countries most vulnerable to climate change. >> it is expected to help pour nations reduce greenhouse gas emissions. the money from the fund is supposed to come from the rich countries. only sea has co
the islands administered by jam but claimed by china. the obama administration urged caution but stressed that the u.s. military will not recognize china's demand and stand by the ally japan. after china scrambled fighters to intercept nines through the zone, the u.s. urged airliners to comply with the new rules for safety sake. after vice president joe biden last week spent four hours with the china's foreign minister, he says they should exercise restraint. neither disclosed what the two discussed privately. china's move is provocative. a dramatic step to impose its will as a part of concerted drive to take territory it views as its own emboldened by the growing economic and military might and the conviction that the neighbors will back down, china is directly challenging washington's influence across asia. and beijing has already started deeper incursions in india and hassling vietnam. as the region's security guarantor, washington must push back against china with pressure of its own. failing to do so is the surest way to destabilize the region and achieve china's other aim, undermine
air. more on the temperatures in a couple of minutes. >> thank you. president obama says the american dream is threatened by a growing gap between the nations rich and poor. at a speech at the center for american progress, president obama said he'd devote the rest of his term to addressing income and equality he calls it the defining challenge of our time. >> the idea that a child may never escape that poverty because she lacks a dicent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should affect all of us. >> it should compel us to action. we are a better country. let me repeat. the combined trends of inceffed inequality pose a fundamental effect. >> republicans were quick to cit size of president's remarks. the income gap is caused by policies claiming that the affordable care act and tougher business regulations encourage company depends on the government. the statistics are telling. from 2009 to 2012 the average engine from the top 1% of earners increased 31%. incomes for the rest of the nation's workers rose by one half of one%. >> thousands of f
barack obama's policies have made things worse. if we want to make that argument we can make that argument. but it's harder for us. it does not help us, i don't think with swing voters to say we'll do you guys a favor and cut off all your unemployment benefits. >> i don't think that helps. i'm just thinking it doesn't. >> it's not a good message. steve, your first chart on the minimum wage is 7.25 right now. let's say you get 40 hours a week, 52 weeks that comes to $15,000 a year which puts you below the poverty line. >> one of the ways people are pushing back on this perfect storm against people at the bottom is by focusing on the minimum wage. the minimum wage is $7.25 as you see here on this chart. which is not oddly enough the lowest. these are all inflation adjusted. they go back to the 1960s. in the 1960s it was $9.50. went down in the '80s. oddly enough it was president bush's administration that pushed a three step increase that took it back up to $7.25. it's been declining in real terms since then. but because of what we've been talking about there's an enormous push
him with a car and attacked him with a meat cleaver and knives. >> the obama care website gets an upgrade. you're watching "around the world." i'm frederick cag whitfield. >> i'm michael holmes. let's start with the fatal commuter train crash in the bronx, ntsb investigators is say they have now downloaded information from what's called an event recorder on board that could tell them what made the train jump the tracks on sunday. >> authorities are also looking for any video out there that could help explain exactly what went wrong. four people were killed and dozens more hurt in the crash. at least one doctor says survivors might need mental health care. >> not surprising, too. have a listen to what some passengers said about the experience. >> i thought i'm going to die, to be honest. i thought i'm going to die. >> i broke my arm. it's really painful. >> i heard a lot of crunching and grinding and started seeing stars in front of my eyes and thought, my goodness, is this the end. >> i heard a screeching noise. i happened to be by the window. i still heard a screeching noise a
. mr. jones: mr. speaker, during the thanksgiving break, i wrote a letter to president obama, which i like to ask unanimous consent to submit for the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. jones: the letter respectfully reminded the president that president karzai continues to thumb his nose in the eyes of the american taxpayer. we have seen many news articles reporting karzai refusal to sign bilateral strategic agreement that this administration has proposed, an agreement that would obligate united states money and united states troops for at least 10 more years in afghanistan. in an associated press article printed in my state paper tiled "afghanistan president delays deal," the subtitle goes on to read, "u.s. says it will pull out troops if security agreement isn't signed." mr. speaker, it is my hope that the house will encourage the president to pull our troops out and stop spending money we do not have in a country that does not even want our help. furthermore, it's my hope that the house and senate leadership will in 2014 allow congress to vote on this issue of
and there are lots of actors these days. at an international forum saturday, president obama acknowledged the u.s. would accept a peaceful nuclear energy program in iran. meanwhile, 8 a-year-old merrill newman is back on u.s. soil and with family after being detained in north korea. pyongyang said it deported the 85-year-old veteran of the korean war. north korean authorities seized newman off a departing plane more than a month ago. joining me now, congressman michael mccall, he is chairman of the house homeland security committee and adam shift, a member of the house select intelligence committee. thanks for coming in on a sthoey day. not always easy in washington. i want to start out with merrill newman. i know his son is in your district. you had been back and forth with him. why did north korea seize him and why did they legality him go? >> it's a very good question. i'm not sure we'll ever know completely the answer. it may be as a north koreans have said that, you know, part of a personal pique they found out abouthis war record and pulled him off the plain. it may have to do something w
. and healthcare.gov is running smoothly the obama administration is back in sales mode and president obama will kickoff a campaign today to promote the affordable care act. the white house wants to point out the benefits of the reform law and they plan to focus on a specific benefit each day until the sign up deadline on december 23, that is when anyone who needs coverage on january 1st must be enrolled. the white house is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset the cost of reinstating cancelled policies and millions of people received cancellation notices and the cancelled policies do not meet the standards of the healthcare law. it was an attack that standed the dance world, now the verdict is in for a former member of russia's famed ballet and find out why you may have to pay sales tax for everything you buy online and the fight over food and they are considering cutting subsidies to some of the world's poorest people. ♪ ♪ good morning and welcome back to al jazeera america and i'm thomas
is metastasizeing to something different. >> reporter: now administration officials and even president obama in his most recent remarks on counterterrorism have acknowledged there is this changing al qaeda threat. it's not just al qaeda, it's its a fi affiliates in yemen. chris, the other thing that's very important to sort of pay attention to here is this ro bust defense that you are hearing from both of these key lawmakers of the intelligence community and sort of the scrutiny that they have been under since a lot of these disclosures from edward snowden, the nsa leaker. you heard that intelligence is very necessary to thwart these attacks. >> all right, it's frightening. it's also confusing. the assumption is we are getting better not that the space outpacing our efforts. we will unveil more later in our show. thank you, we appreciate it. >>> two americans are detained in north korea. the white house is demanding their release. one is an 85-year-old korean war vet detained since october a. video released over the weekend shows merrill newman reading an apology for crimes against the state. let's
. although the obama administration did request and employ some modest funding in the recovery act and has proposed an infrastructure bank and talked extensively and i think sincerely about the need for investment, what has been lacking has been a specific concrete proposal from either party to address infrastructure financing in america. while the political maneuvering has secured here in washington, the gap in the highway trust fund has been growing and conditions of our roads, bridges and transit systems have been deteriorating. this puts america at a competitive disadvantage, complicates the movement of goods and people and contributes to congestion and pollution. at the same time, the needs grow, the resources are in significant decline. the gas tax has not been increased since the clinton administration 20 years ago. the future prospects are even worse. demands are increasing and deferred maintenance takes its toll while we watch the bottom fall out of the highway trust fund. we've seen a slowdown in revenue due to the near collapse of the economy, a shift in driving patterns while p
are learning that president obama and first lady michelle obama will travel to south africa next week to attend memorial event. former secretary of state madeleine albright spoke earlier. she paid tribute to former california congressman tom lantos and hillary clinton looking at her years of service. >> thank you very much. thank you to mica for your kind wonders and good morning. thank you to all of you. i am thrilled to be here. we're here to celebrate those who dedicated their lives to the human rights movement and we would be remised if we did not speak as to mica did to honor the passing of one of the movement's greatest heroes, nelson mandela. president mandela was a activist, political leader, a statesman and he was above all a teacher. he taught us that the power of forgiveness is greater áhan the power of hate and the differences of race and nationality matter less than our shared humanity. his presence on this earth will be sorely missed but his lessons will endure in the hearts of millions. this has in fact, become a very special event as part of what tom talked about an awful lot.
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